Practical Learning for Kids Using Flashcards, Posters, Puzzles and more.

Practical Learning for Kids

Fostering early literacy and language development is crucial for a child’s academic success. With EBS literacy products, educators and parents can create rich learning environments with engaging resources like Sesotho and English storybooks, vocabulary cards, and construction puzzles promoting early childhood and primary education fundamentals. 

These teaching aids facilitate hands-on experiences, enabling early childhood development of essential skills through classroom supplies optimized for language development and multisensory learning.

The information below is a springboard to support creative teaching and effective learning. Take note of the following as you use our literacy products:

Introducing Flashcards for Kids

Flashcards provide different and innovative ways of introducing basic learning concepts. Stick different flashcards on the board or place them on the table. Give learners time to study them. Then put them face down and let them write or say as many items as they can remember from the flashcards.

Identification activity using flashcards:

  • Cover the flashcard and slowly read it.
  • Learners should take a guess which one it is.
  • When the full card is shown, drill the word with the learner.

Alternatively:

  • Flip the card very quickly so that the learner gets a glimpse.
  • Repeat until they get the word correctly.

Introducing Puzzles for Kids:

There is no better way for learners to gain understanding of the world than by allowing them to manipulate the world around them. Puzzles help learners to develop a relationship between what the eyes see, what the hands do and how the brain digests information.

construction puzzles for kids

Using puzzles for effective learning:

  • Study the picture on the box containing a puzzle before introducing it to your learners.
  • Complete the puzzle independently to determine the time your learner might take to complete it.
  • Identify any possible new words from the completed puzzle and note them with their meanings in preparation for the lesson.
  • Show the learner the picture on the puzzle box.
  • Ask the learner to list what they see in the picture and write their responses.
  • Discuss the learner’s responses, eliminate any wrong responses until the list is composed of correct answers only.
  • Ask your learner  to sort the puzzle pieces into those with straight edges and those without straight edges.
  • Remind them to start from the outside using those with straight edges and to keep referring to the picture displayed on the box.
  • Then ask the learner some questions on the completed puzzle to improve their speaking skills and boost their confidence.
  • Introduce new vocabulary that is triggered by the puzzle and explain it.
  • Lastly you and the learner should make a story out of the puzzle you have completed.

Introducing Classroom Posters for Kids

Posters are powerful visual aids that can captivate learners’ attention and make complex information more digestible. By incorporating visually appealing elements into your teaching materials, you can engage students, facilitate understanding, and reinforce key concepts.  The human brain processes visual information more quickly and effectively than text alone, making posters an invaluable tool for knowledge retention.

classroom posters for kids

How to use classroom posters:

  • Display a poster where the learner can see it.
  • Ask the learner to study the poster thoroughly. Ask about what pictures they see on the poster and what is happening in each picture.
  • Ask the learner to read the sentences below the pictures.
  • The learner should choose any picture they like from the poster and draw it. Then he/she must tell you why they like the picture, and make a sentence. For example: it is a bus. I use a bus to go to school.